WWII Vets to Roll July 4 in Edgartown
Escorted by police, World War II veterans Bob Falkenberg and Herb Foster will ride in a Jeep down Main Street and back to the Edgartown School.
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Parade of Thanks for Front Line Workers Stirs Joy
Will Sennott
The sound of blaring sirens and horns echoed from Edgartown to Vineyard Haven Tuesday afternoon as a long line of police, fire and rescue vehicles wound through the mostly empty streets. But this was no emergency — it was parade to pay tribute to workers on the front lines of the pandemic.
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Edgartown Cancels Fourth of July Parade

The Edgartown Fourth of July parade — one of the Island’s premier summer events — has been canceled, the last in a long line of signature festivities to be cut from the summer calendar.

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Selectmen Hear Litany of Summer Complaints

With summer in full swing, complaints and concerns about Chappy ferry lines, parade floats, boat ramps and more kept the Edgartown selectmen busy at their meeting Monday.

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Edgartown’s Honor Roll Unveiled in Bronze All The Island Celebrates July Fourth
Vineyard Gazette
To the martial music of her own brass band, Edgartown staged a parade in celebration of the Fourth and in honor of her veterans of the World war, which must have convinced these forty-five youths and men that they still stand ace-high in the estimation of their fellow townsmen. For Edgartown does not forget and she proved that memorable fact in a memorable fashion.
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A Different Martha's Vineyard: Fourth of July Parade 30 Years Ago
Tom Dunlop

Thirty years ago this week, the Vineyard was under siege by developers. Worried that the big money was winning, a group of Islanders led by the late Michael Wild decided to take their battle public in the Fourth of July parade. Steve Ewing narrates.

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Fireworks, Parade, Full Ferries, Vineyard Celebrates the Fourth
Vivian Ewing
The Edgartown parade will start promptly at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, with thousands expected to attend. Children's parades will take place in Aquinnah and Oak Bluffs.
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Main Street Edgartown Comes Alive for Fourth
Mike Kotsopoulos and Louisa McCullough
Edgartown’s annual Fourth of July Parade welcomed the entire Martha's Vineyard community Monday.
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Old Holiday, Young Start; Kids' Parades Are Fourth of July Tradition
Louisa McCullough
Fourth of July festivities kicked off with a patriotic start this morning with two children's parades — one in the Camp Ground and another in Aquinnah.
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St. Patrick's Day Will Be Celebrated with Parade
Sara Brown

Coming back to Edgartown this year: a leprechaun-sized Saint Patrick’s Day parade.

Selectmen approved the Kelley House Inn and Newes from America Pub’s request to host the second annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade on March 17. The parade will follow a two-block route from the bottom of Main street to the top of Kelley street. Kelley street will be closed to traffic from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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